Blue Ridge Health
is currently seeking a full-time Dental Assistant
in Polk County, NC.
The Dental Assistant performs those duties to assist the dental manager, dentists, and hygienists in the care of and treatment of patients. Performs duties independently, including polishing and other duties, according to certification authorization. Performs duties in the fields of reception, chair-side assisting, inventory and records.
About Blue Ridge Health
Blue Ridge Health (BRH) is a nonprofit system of Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) that works closely with communities to meet the ever-changing healthcare needs of Western North Carolina with accessible, high-quality, comprehensive primary care services. With 16 healthcare practices throughout the region and additional programs within schools, BRH offers primary care, dental, pharmacy, behavioral health, and nutrition services that prioritize an exceptional patient care experience. For more than 50 years, BRH has served as the leader in community-focused healthcare, providing services to communities in Henderson, Rutherford, Polk, Buncombe, Transylvania, Jackson, and Haywood counties.
DESCRIPTION OF PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:
Chair-side responsibilities with Dentist
Chair-side responsibilities with Hygienist
Professional and Technical Knowledge
High school diploma or equivalent required.
Certification/Licensure Specific Requirements:
Dental Radiology Certification
Knowledge of dental terminology
, but not required. If bilingual, provides language support services, as requested, based on patient and clinic needs.
Moves in and out of exam rooms, front office, hallways, and waiting room. Spends a good portion of the day on feet
Some bending and stooping required. Requires lifting up to 50 pounds. Over 50 pounds requires assistance.
Requires manual dexterity to maneuver for operating office equipment
Visual activity required to respond and react to client observations and to physical changes while assisting with clinic tasks.
Eye and hand coordination and finger dexterity needed to perform clinical procedures, entering data, and reviewing software.
Blue Ridge Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer. BRH does not discriminate against anyone based on a person’s race, color, sex, national origin, disability, religion, age, veteran status, or genetic information.